leader yasser arafat murder? was he poisoned? he died suddenly of a stroke, supposedly, in 2004, but a swiss lab said this summer that it found traces of a radioactive substance on his clothing. >>> the u.s. soldier accused of giving state secrets to wikileaks will speak for the first time since his arrest in 2010. bradley manning will testify today at a pre-trial hearing. he is expected to talk about his treatment, saying he's already been punished by being in solitary confinement. >>> you're not going to believe this. the pope mobile used by pope john paul ii on his visit to ireland in 1979 is now going to be used as a party rental. the "irish times" reports the newly refurbished vehicle will be used for bachelor parties and corporate gigs. seats 14 people including one person who can sit in the pope's chair. it costs $325 an hour to rent. >>> and call it a big oops for china's communist party newspaper, "the people's daily" ran a 55-page photo spread on its website in tribute to kim jong-un citing a report by the onion. apparently it was lost on them that the onion is satire.